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by boda
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hypnotherapy to enhance meditation/mindfulness
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Hypnotherapy to enhance meditation/mindfulness

Actually in Cure, the book mentioned in the OP, it talks about nocebo , the polar opposite of placebo, a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis. A negative effect on health ...
by Soma999
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3545

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

... in his or her lack of faith. It's quiet subtle, but very interesting to consider. The power of the mind is very important. The nocebo and placebo research show that strong belief can even neutralise completly the power of a medicine, or produce deep healing. It's the same with energy work. ...
by smcj
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 18103

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

... shocking that we might easily interpret the experience as an attack by a demon. That suggests to me that the generation stage is more that a mere placebo. But I've not had anything like that kind of experience myself, so I'm taking it as an article of faith based on Deshung R.'s word.
by muni
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to be a successful Buddhist
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: How to be a successful Buddhist

... to make for oneself: recognizing “own” deluded mind and how it is not, that I remember saying. There was as well once said; Buddha Dharma is a placebo. Perhaps a placebo to help us out of the dreaming state in which higher and lower are playing, a placebo to point to "there is no other ...
by climb-up
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 'relative' happiness and practice
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: 'relative' happiness and practice

... -and general experiences- can arise and we try to dont get conditioned, but for contemplate we must have the capacity for it otherwise is like a placebo, only thinking "im contemplating" (laughs) so i sugest to work with it and diminish sufferings this is how we can work with the boundaries ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 'relative' happiness and practice
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: 'relative' happiness and practice

... -and general experiences- can arise and we try to dont get conditioned, but for contemplate we must have the capacity for it otherwise is like a placebo, only thinking "im contemplating" (laughs) so i sugest to work with it and diminish sufferings this is how we can work with the boundaries ...
by Dharmaswede
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empirically validating Phowa
Replies: 22
Views: 846

Re: Empirically validating Phowa

... psychology. It is very, very difficult to create true experimental conditions in which you control all possible confounding factors – such as placebo. This is a major challenge in for instance research on psychotherapy. So there is a tension between the ideals of science, and the practice ...
by Soma999
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between Black Hayagrīva and Red Hayagrīva
Replies: 24
Views: 1190

Re: Difference between Black Hayagrīva and Red Hayagrīva

Your mind has healing powers. I would suggest you to read "you are the placebo" by dr Joe Dispenza. There are testimony of healing of deep disease. It does not mean everyone will have the same result. But it shows what is possible, with people like you ...
by Soma999
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(

... a further researsh, to go deeper, and with a more scientific mindset, you could see a very deep and profund book by Dr Dispenza "you are the placebo". Highly recommended/ First work on yourself, and share the healing radiance of boddhicitta, which is a good heart : being someone kind ...
by jundo cohen
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen
Replies: 69
Views: 4667

Re: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen

... We should clean house, keeping what is worth keeping ... letting myth play its role as powerful myth, placebo as placebo, legend as wise legend, parable as helpful parable ...discarding the rest. All of us should keep an open mind, like the blindmen ...
by jundo cohen
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen
Replies: 69
Views: 4667

Re: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen

... themselves of such feelings (or can be convinced) very easily. That is not proof, except that the belief may have a psychological effect much as a placebo (which actually has some value, by the way. Belief in Hara or Ki or Chakras and such may have a like psychological benefit even if they are ...
by Jesse
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Converting western esoterica into Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Converting western esoterica into Buddhism

... by concentrating doesn't mean you've 'manipulated' energy, it means your hyper-focused and concentrated. Relieving pain is nothing more than placebo(Not to say placebo isn't cool) but it still has nothing to do with energy. I've even heard people say it has something to do with enlightenment, ...
by Dan74
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 6251

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

... things. Statistical significance basically said that it is very likely that some effect you are testing for (like medicine being better than placebo) takes place. It may not say how strong that effect is, eg whether it is clinically significant (makes a substantial difference).
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 6251

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

... was actually (sadly) needed to even get some supplement makers to put enough of the active ingredient in supplements to be anything beyond placebo. Some companies were/are basically selling pills made of nothing. So there is plenty wrong with modern healthcare and Allopathic approaches, ...
by Queequeg
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 7443

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by DGA
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 7443

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by Queequeg
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 7443

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 7443

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by smcj
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")
Replies: 128
Views: 9051

Re: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")

... of making such a determination.) Just like in a clinical trial that will prove the medicine of internet transmissions actually work and is not a placebo. But unlike a clinical trial all you need is one person to make it work, not a statisticalI advantage. I, for one, am not willing to personally ...
by smcj
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")
Replies: 128
Views: 9051

Re: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")

... will tell. If they attain realization then the medicine of Dharma cured their ills. What we are discussing here is the difference between a placebo and real medicine, not the difference between real medicine and poison. BTW, when Garchen R. was last in my town I went to his empowerment. ...

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